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Auberge des Seigneurs et du Lion d'Or
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Vence
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The family running the hotel were really great, trying to cater for any questions, so service is really good. The breakfast was also good. I would have loved to try the food, but the restaurant is closed on sundays and mondays, the days we were there, which was a bit unfortunate... Even though it is old, (which means no elevator or AC or TV) it was surprisingly quiet, I would have expected that you could hear noise from allover, but we could not...

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Magnus C
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Many of the reviews posted speak to the charm of this hotel and it's for good reason. The proprietors are wonderfully charming people and staying in this hotel feels a little like living in other time.

Unfortunately, the restaurant wasn't open the day we stayed- which I'm still broken up about. I wanted to try some of that fire roasted chicken so badly!!

This is the kind of place visiting Europe is all about. I'd strongly recommend anyone spend their time at this wonderful establishment.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Martin E
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is my third visit to Vence, which we keep revisiting because the service us excellent and the food, roasted over an open fire, is wonderful. Patrons of this hotel write poems and paint pictures for the proprietress because the service is so excellent.

Room Tip: Only six rooms,beach very sweet.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

An absolutely charming hotel. It's an old world feeling place with a large room with old wood furniture, beam ceilings, and tiled floor.The mother and daughter who run the place are extremely hard working people and extremely nice. They provide a 10 euro per day voucher toward parking in a nearby underground lot. (You get a new voucher every day -- if you enter the lot in late afternoon and leave in the morning, it covers the full cost). I would gladly return. Readers should recognize that this is not a luxury hotel -- no tv, no safes, and I don't think it has air conditioning (?not sure?) but that wasn't relevant when I was there (and maybe never is - look for a summertime review). Also, big people might have a difficult time fitting into the shower. I think Vence is a nice town to visit because it is both picturesque and a real town of regular people. Local restaurants that I recommend are Le Pigeonnier and Les Lavandes.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

When you think of a small medieval village in France, what do you see? Well this is it! The owners were wonderful and so friendly, such a wonderful family owned business. The food is absolutely wonderful and creatively put together. We enjoyed the light morning breakfast was satisfying. We are planning to bring our children back this summer!

Room Tip: There is more of a view on the front rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We went to the Auberge for dinner with a 4 months old girl . The attitude was great , the food was very tasty and they had a nice wine list .We enjoyed all dishes and the menu actually offered deserts we could barely touch as we were already full .

Room Tip: The stove is heating the dining room - stay away from it ...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have stayed at Auberge des Seigneurs several times and have always, as on this occasion, found it an excellent choice. It is a family run hotel and the welcome is warm. I love the traditional, simply furnished, Provençal bedrooms each named after an artist, I think, with Vencois connections and - wonderfully - no television ! The Renoir room, for example, is large, with a view out towards the hills, a really comfortable bed, a pristine bathroom and lovely touches - fresh flowers and fruit on the table. The bedrooms are serviced regularly throughout the day. The location right at the heart of the 'old town' is superb. Car parking arrangements are slightly complicated, inevitable in this old part of Vence but a small price to pay for the wonderful location with galleries, interesting small shops, cafes and restaurants literally on the doorstep.

To add to its virtues, the hotel has a great restaurant (closed I think on Sundays and Mondays but best to check) which has an excellent reputation locally, with spit roasted dishes a particular speciality. Everything is freshly made and in my experience, delicious.

All in all a wonderful place to stay, and one where you can, if you wish, enjoy a very authentic, slightly laid back Provençal way of life. Travelling by bus is a very easy option if you are seeking a slower pace of sightseeing in the region. There are regular buses to Nice and other destinations throughout the day with good connections on to other places on the Côte d'Azur such as Menton and Cannes. There is a delightful woodland walk from Vence to St Paul, and Vence is really easy to get to from Nice - bus 400 or the 94 from Jardins Albert 1er.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Additional Information about Auberge des Seigneurs et du Lion d'Or

Address: Place du Frene, 06140 Vence, France
Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Vence
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Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Vence
Price Range: £57 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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